to illegally give someone, especially a public official, money or a gift in order to persuade them to do something for you:
The only way we could get into the country was by bribing the border officials.
bribe somebody to do something
He bribed one of the guards to smuggle out a note.
to offer someone, especially a child, something special in order to persuade them to do something
bribe somebody with something
Sam wouldn't do her homework until I bribed her with ice cream.